Shanty-Tok and the Growing Popularity of Sailing Music on Social Media

“There once was a ship that put to sea

And the name of that ship was the Billy o’ Tea

The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down

Blow, me bully boys, blow”

If you read these words in the melody of the newly popularized “Wellerman” sea shanty, then you are probably a part of the millions of other people who have come on board to sea shanty Tik Tok.

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